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How Rory McIlroy’s love helped these golf stars make up

It appears all you need is love in the world of golf.

After Sergio Garcia broke through at the Masters in early April to capture the first major championship of his career, crediting fiancée Angela Akins with calming his mind and reviving his game, he’s had another breakthrough with the help of love.

Garcia reconnected with longtime foe Padraig Harrington at Rory McIlroy’s Ireland wedding on Saturday, where the two made up after Harrington called the Spaniard a “sore loser” for his behavior in the years before he took home the Green Jacket.

“We have had a chat because clearly there was an elephant in the room about what I said, and we have decided that we will look going forward at our similarities and the good in each of us rather than any other way,” Harrington told the Irish Golf Desk after witnessing McIlroy tie the knot with Erica Stoll in a star-studded ceremony at Ashford...


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Ben Crane settles golf betting dispute after being called out on Twitter by fellow pros

Well, that was quick.

Two days after Ben Crane was publicly accused of not paying up on a golf bet by former PGA Tour pro Tom Gillis, it appears the bizarre incident has been resolved.

It all started when Gillis called out Crane on Twitter Tuesday, claiming Crane owed $6,000 to Gillis's friend -- another unnamed Tour pro -- after losing a putting contest at the Phoenix Open earlier this year.

@bencranegolf Not only do u STEAL players time on the course now your not paying off your bets. 6k on putting green. Minister wld b proud - Tom Gillis (@tcgillis) April 25, 2017

But by Thursday afternoon, Gillis revealed that the public dispute had already been settled, and that Crane had coughed up the cash after all.

Payment has been made in full. Well done @bencranegolf - Tom Gillis (@tcgillis) April 27, 2017

Golf Digest reports that the third pro, the one who Crane actually owed the money to, was...


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Spieth, Palmer visit Saints Draft 'war room'

AVONDALE, La. – Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer can’t get enough of this team concept.

First, they shot a 6-under 66 in alternate shot to share the lead at the Zurich Classic.

And on Thursday night they headed to the New Orleans Saints’ facility to watch how the team prepares to make the 11th pick in the NFL Draft.

“It’ll be really cool just kind of sitting in the back and watching that process take shape,” Spieth said. “I’ve always wondered what it’s like.”

It’s Palmer’s second time in the Draft war room, after attending a few years ago with his caddie, James Edmondson.


The first-round co-leaders paid a visit to the @Saints war room for the #NFLDraft last night. pic.twitter.com/NNpmx7OOzp

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 28, 2017

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“They’re actually watching Shot Tracker more than anything,” Palmer said. “You’d be surprised. They’re...


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DePaul Golf Coach Betty Kaufmann to Retire Following 2016-17 Season

April 28, 2017

CHICAGO – Longtime DePaul golf coach Betty Kaufmann announced today that she is retiring following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Kaufmann and the Blue Demons play at the BIG EAST Championship starting Sunday in Okatie, S.C.

“I want to thank DePaul for the tremendous opportunity to work for such a great institution all these years. My time here was enjoyable, engaging, challenging and rewarding,” said Kaufmann. “The environment at DePaul allows you to learn every day from tremendous coaches, faculty and staff as well as our student-athletes. I want to personally thank all the student-athletes who played for me and helped to grow the program. It was a pleasure and privilege to work with all of you over the years. I look forward to following the program and wish Marty much success in taking Blue Demon golf to the next level. Thank you all for your...


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Day strong on "Lexi rule" verdict - Golf Australia - Golf Australia

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Jason Day and Rickie Fowler will team up in New Orleans this week. Picture:L GETTY IMAGES

Jason Day has joined a chorus of professional golfers arguing that the ruling bodies did not go far enough in the changes announced this week to the laws regarding rules infractions and call-ins from the television coverage.

The R&A and the USGA announced a tightening of the call-in rules this week after an uproar over Lexi Thompson's pair of two-shot penalties at the ANA Inspiration in California earlier this month.

While the new rules refer to infractions that are visible only to the naked eye, several pros have said that call-ins by spectators should be banned.

Day pointed out today that golf was the only sport that allowed it. "I think that's a joke,'' he said. "I mean, Lexi's ball moved this far, and the putt was this long. I think that's ... a signed scorecard, and she was playing the...


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Club ready for golf week - The Inverell Times

Over 100 players are set to visit Inverell for the Veterans Week of Golf, kicking off on May 8.

Heads of the organising committee John Tom and Jim Shadlow.

Heads of the organising committee John Tom and Jim Shadlow.

Set to be one of the biggest events of the year, the Inverell Veterans Golf Committee is busy preparing to host the New England Week of Golf from May 8-12.

The committee has been taking nominations for four months and expect 120 men and women to travel from as far north as Bundaberg down to Kangaroo Valley in the south. Of the 120 there are 40 players who have not been to Inverell before.

Tournament Director Jim Shadlow felt the week was a great opportunity to showcase Inverell and the surrounding areas. 

"This will be a tremendous boost for the Inverell Golf Club and Inverell town, with the visitors not only playing golf but adding to the local economy through accommodation, sightseeing and buying essentials,” he said.

“The...


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Ruffels soars to Louisiana lead - Golf Australia

Ryan Ruffels, Kyle Stanley

Aussie Ryan Ruffels (right) celebrates with Kyle Stanley in Louisiana today. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Australian teenager Ryan Ruffels and his teammate Kyle Stanley have soared to a share of the lead in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on the United States PGA Tour, giving the 18-year-old from Melbourne a chance at securing a playing card.

Ruffels and Stanley made eight birdies and two bogeys in an opening 66 at TPC Louisiana today to take the lead in the alternate-shot format, only to be tied at the top by Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer late in the day.

Playing on invitation, Ruffels is toying with big stakes -- and a shot at history.

Although the event has a different format -- foursomes on Thursday and Saturday and four-ball on Friday and Sunday -- the tour has chosen to offer up full rights, meaning that Ruffels would earn a playing card and a two-year exemption if he and Stanley...


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VW Golf R 7.5 to hit 100kmh in under five seconds | Sunshine Coast ... - The Sunshine Coast Daily

VOLKSWAGEN's updated Golf R hot hatch will be the fastest Australian production Golf ever.

In updated "7.5” guise, VW promises the new all-wheel drive Golf R will crack the 0-100kmh in just 4.8 seconds.

The current Golf R managed the sprint in five seconds.

The model's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder will see a power leap from 206kW to 213kW, and the sub-five second sprint time is possible when mated to VW's new seven-speed DSG transmission.

"You need not look too far into the past to find the time when 4.8 seconds was the preserve of a Porsche 911,” Volkswagen Group Australia director Michael Bartsch said.

"It is extraordinary that a relatively affordable car not only attains this performance, but includes refinements and technologies that remain options in some prestige brands.”

The current Golf R is still selling strongly ahead of the model refresh, VW shifting 353 units in...


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Golf ball gets a mind of its own and helps US PGA Tour player get a birdie - Wide World of Sports

Gravity remains undefeated in the game of golf and this time US tour pro Chris Stroud was a beneficiary.

Stroud was about to play a shot from just off the green at the US PGA Tour event in New Orleans when he noticed his ball was moving ever-so slightly.

What followed could be described in one of two ways depending on your attitude towards the game.

The ball started out next to Chris Stroud's feet before trickling onto the green. 

If you loathe golf it is nothing more than grown men watching a little white ball trickle around.

If you like the game it represents one of the many little rules that can be just as pleasing as it can be perplexing.

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NRL Bunker denies Panthers a try

Channel Nine commentators Peter Sterling and Wally Lewis were at a loss to describe why the Panthers were denied an early try against Brisbane.

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Gear up for charity golf day - Port Macquarie News

A charity golf day and jazz event will add to the fundraising for an Orange Sky Laundry van.

Corporate support: Jordan Morris, Marty Carter, Ange Morris, Nathan Shields, Kim Sutherland, Matt Morris, Bev Mulcahy, Belina Scaysbrook, Garth Schmitzer and Don Nicholas from Adenbrook Homes support the cause. Adenbrook Homes is the corporate sponsor of the Make a Difference charity golf day.

Corporate support: Jordan Morris, Marty Carter, Ange Morris, Nathan Shields, Kim Sutherland, Matt Morris, Bev Mulcahy, Belina Scaysbrook, Garth Schmitzer and Don Nicholas from Adenbrook Homes support the cause. Adenbrook Homes is the corporate sponsor of the Make a Difference charity golf day.

It is hoped fundraising for an Orange Sky Laundry van will hit the half-way mark with upcoming events and grants in the pipeline.

The fundraising tally has reached $36,000.

A total of $100,000 is needed to get the mobile laundry service on the road for the area’s homeless.

The Mid-North Coast Orange Sky Laundry van will provide a mobile laundry service for the homeless from Taree to Kempsey.

Non-profit organisation Make a Difference is behind the fundraising push.

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Larrazabal sets pace at China Open golf - SBS

Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal is the leader at the halfway mark of the European Tour's China Open golf tournament.

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28 Apr 2017 - 9:30 PM  UPDATED YESTERDAY 9:30 PM

Pablo Larrazabal is three shots clear at the top of the China Open leaderboard after the second round of the European Tour event.

The Spaniard, who started the day a shot off the lead, fired a six-under 66 on Friday to be 14 under.

South Africa's Dylan Frittelli and overnight leader Alexander Levy are tied second at 11 under.

Frittelli jumped 24 spots courtesy of a nine-under 63, matching Frenchman Levy's first-round effort.

Larrazabal, who started the second round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey with five birdies and an eagle on the par-4 11th to finish at 14 under.

Lee Soo-min of South Korea is alone in fourth after a 65 left him four shots off the pace.

Belgian Thomas Detry (66) and George...


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Men are using golf to hide their affairs, according to study - GolfDigest.com

Golfers already take heat from their significant others for spending too much time on the course. This study won't help their cause.

According to an article in the Independent, a survey in the U.K. of 1,750 men revealed that 17 percent of those having affairs covered up their infidelity by claiming they're playing or practicing golf. Proving one's handicap isn't the only thing players are lying about.

The survey was not primarily golf focused; rather, it looked at those participating in various sports for six or more hours a week (or, given the integrity of the men in question, who say they're participating for six or more hours a week). According to researchers, results discovered peer pressure and amplified testosterone levels increasing the likelihood of cheating. Rugby turned out to be the sport that earned the infamous top spot for most likely to be used to hide an affair at 21...


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Harrington, Garcia squash their long-running beef at Rory McIlroy's Irish wedding

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia have had a contentious relationship over the years. Despite being European Ryder Cup teammates, tensions have flared between the two on the course, and in interview rooms, most notably at the 2007 British Open and 2008 PGA Championship, where Harrington defeated Garcia. So who is the first person Harrington saw when he arrived at Rory McIlroy's wedding in Ireland last weekend? The newly-minted Masters champion, of course.

But according to Irish Golf Desk's Brian Keogh, the two major champions actually made up right then and there before Rory tied the knot.

“I would say to you that right now at this very moment, my relationship with Sergio is the best it has ever been," Harrington told Keogh.

Just two weeks ago, while Garcia was basking in the glory of his major breakthrough, Harrington...


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More team events on the horizon? Players differ

AVONDALE, La. – This week’s Zurich Classic is the first official team event on the PGA Tour since 1981. More will be known by the end of the week, of course, but it has already sparked discussion of whether the Tour should add even more unique formats to its schedule.

“We were talking about it on the range with a couple of other guys, and I think this would be fun if we had a couple of these events a year,” Jordan Spieth said. “I think you’d still see a deeper field.”

With Zurich switching to a two-man team competition, the event boasts its best field in decades, with 13 of the top 25 in the world teeing it up. Last year, the event had just 10 of the top 50.

There are only so many formats for officials to choose from. Maybe some kind of scramble. Perhaps alternate shot for 72 holes. The next logical step is a team match-play tournament, but the appeal of the Zurich is that every...


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Lexi breaks down discussing ANA penalty

IRVING, Texas – Lexi Thompson cried Wednesday recounting what the last three and a half weeks have been like since a four-shot penalty in the final round of the ANA Inspiration cost her a chance to win her second major championship.

“It was kind of a nightmare,” Thompson said in a news conference at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, her first meeting with media since the controversial penalty was handed down.

“It’s been an interesting three weeks,” Thompson said. “It’s been really hard on me, especially the first week back. A little less sleep than usual, but I’ve just been spending a lot of time with my family and friends and working out a bunch, and just taking time for myself just to regroup myself and get back to practicing a lot.”


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Crane settles $6K putting contest debt: 'We’re all good'

AVONDALE, La. – The social-media controversy surrounding Ben Crane’s putting-contest debt is now over.

PGA Tour veteran Tom Gillis took to Twitter on Wednesday to call out Crane for allegedly owing his “friend" $6,000 for a lost putting contest in Phoenix.

More players got dragged into the mix, with Charley Hoffman posting on Instagram that it was Daniel Berger who had won the contest and been stiffed out of the cash.

Crane denied comment on Wednesday afternoon, but he said after his first round Thursday that “it’s all good.”

“One thing was said and another thing was said. It was miscommunicated,” Crane said. “But we’re all good. We had a great conversation about it.”

Payment has been made in full. Well done @bencranegolf

— Tom Gillis (@tcgillis) April 27, 2017

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Golf competition coming to Gloucester | Manning River Times - Manning River Times

Gloucester Women's Golf will be hosting this year's Women’s Golf Central North Coast Seniors Tournament at the Gloucester Country Club

A day on the green: Gloucester Women's Golf member Sandy Mason takes a putt during one of the club's regular events. Picture: Jill Carson

A day on the green: Gloucester Women's Golf member Sandy Mason takes a putt during one of the club's regular events. Picture: Jill Carson

Gloucester will host the 44th annual Women’s Golf Central North Coast (CNC) Seniors Tournament on May 2 and 3 at Gloucester Country Club.

Gloucester Women’s Golf will host the event which travels around the region each year to different golf clubs from Bulahdelah to Coffs Harbour.

There will be around 90 competitors with the vast majority playing across both days.

Around 80 of them will be coming to Gloucester from clubs at Taree, Forster, Wingham, Kempsey, Sawtell, Urunga, Hawks Nest, Tallwoods and Bulahdelah.

They will be playing in groups of four, with players mixed up between all the clubs, making it a very...


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Victorian Senior Amateur heads to East Gippsland - Golf Australia - Golf Australia

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Golf Victoria is pleased to announce that the 2017 Victorian Men's and Women's Senior Amateur Championships will be played at the Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance Golf Clubs from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 September.

Thanks to the appreciated and generous support from the East Gippsland Shire Council, approximately 200 players aged 55 and over will be competing in Victoria's premier event for senior players.

First played in 1995, the Victorian Men's Senior Amateur is played over 54-holes stroke play and is one of three Golf Australia National senior ranking events played within the State.

The Victorian Women's Senior Amateur was first played in 1931 and consists of 36-holes of stroke qualifying followed by match play rounds. Four players qualify for the overall Women's Senior Championship which is the decided by 18-hole semi-finals and final. An...


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Day strong on "Lexi rule" verdict - Golf Australia

Jason Day and Rickie Fowler

Jason Day and Rickie Fowler will team up in New Orleans this week. Picture:L GETTY IMAGES

Jason Day has joined a chorus of professional golfers arguing that the ruling bodies did not go far enough in the changes announced this week to the laws regarding rules infractions and call-ins from the television coverage.

The R&A and the USGA announced a tightening of the call-in rules this week after an uproar over Lexi Thompson's pair of two-shot penalties at the ANA Inspiration in California earlier this month.

While the new rules refer to infractions that are visible only to the naked eye, several pros have said that call-ins by spectators should be banned.

Day pointed out today that golf was the only sport that allowed it. "I think that's a joke,'' he said. "I mean, Lexi's ball moved this far, and the putt was this long. I think that's ... a signed scorecard, and she was playing the...


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Levy leads Europe's China Open golf - SBS

French golfer Alexander Levy is the first-round leader of the European Tour's China Open, one shot clear of Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal.

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27 Apr 2017 - 9:50 PM  UPDATED YESTERDAY 9:50 PM

Alexander Levy shot a nine-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the European Tour's China Open.

The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2014, carded nine birdies in a bogey-free round at the Topwin Golf and Country Club to finish one stroke ahead of Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal.

Peter Hanson, James Morrison, Raphael Jacquelin, Dean Burmester and George Coetzee are all at five under, while a group of four golfers are tied-eighth at four under.

Jason Norris is the best-placed Australian after he carded a two-under 70 to be tied-26th. Brett Rumford is a shot further back, while Andrew Dodt and Matthew Guyatt at even par in a tie for 61st.

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World Golf Top 10 Rankings

Rank Change Player Country Points Top 10 since Weeks
1 Steady McIlroy, RoryRory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 11.00 May 11, 2014 47
2 Steady Stenson, HenrikHenrik Stenson  Sweden 7.81 August 11, 2013 86
3 Steady Watson, BubbaBubba Watson  United States 7.57 April 13, 2014 51
4 Increase2 Spieth, JordanJordan Spieth  United States 6.90 December 7, 2014 17
5 Decrease1 Day, JasonJason Day  Australia 6.50 February 23, 2014 58
6 Decrease1 Scott, AdamAdam Scott  Australia 6.41 July 22, 2012 141
7 Increase2 Johnson, DustinDustin Johnson  United States 5.99 February 22, 2015 4
8 Steady García, SergioSergio García  Spain 5.86 January 26, 2014 62
9 Decrease2 Furyk, JimJim Furyk  United States 5.78 July 20, 2014 37
10 Increase3 Walker, JimmyJimmy Walker  United States 5.57 March 29, 2015 1

Year end world number 1 ranked golfers


Mark H. McCormack Award

Awarded to the player with the most weeks at number 1 during calendar year and named after Mark McCormack, originator of the ranking.

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